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Travis Heights Soco Ranch -Licensed!* 3 BR/2BA * 1/2 Mile from S Congress

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Laid Back Luxury in Travis Heights - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful spaces!

Laid Back Luxury in Travis Heights - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful spaces! The front porch invites you to sit in the morning with a hot cup of coffee! Native Texas plants in large, park-like back yard! Screened porch and terrace. Outdoor lounging and dining overlooking sylvan setting. Large living room with comfortable designer seating and flat screen TV. Kick back and relax! Watch Cable TV, movies, or listen to stereo. Large well-stocked Kitchen! Window overlooks screened porch and back yard. David Marsh dining table, six designer chairs Kitchen counter, Dining table. View from Dining table to Kitchen counter, Kitchen, Living Room, Front Door Roomy seating area adjoining kitchen. Middle Bedroom. Full bathroom with vintage Rock 'n Roll posters across hall. Middle Bathroom. Bath/Shower, water-conserving  toilet. Rock on, Jerry Screened Porch with ceiling fan, overlooking terrace and back yard. Front bedroom. Comfy bed, built-in bureau drawers, large closet, easy chair. Back Bedroom, light, airy, large closet, built-in bureau drawers. 'En suite' Bath, Back Bedroom 'En suite' Bathroom, Shower and water-conserving 'Low Flush' Toilet

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Last updated: 04/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Soco house description

Our Mid-Century Modern Guest House is the perfect spot to enjoy the charming, safe neighborhood of Travis Heights. Quiet and relaxing, yet only 1/2 mile from SOCO and a short distance from all central Austin attractions, it is an ideal base for visiting Austin. Smartly furnished with modern, designer pieces and contemporary art. Large terrace, screened porch with outdoor grill and comfortable seating overlook the native-plant landscaped backyard. Three (3) spacious bedrooms and two (2) baths accommodate 6 guests. The large kitchen is fully equipped for cooking (and/or relaxing), and opens onto the dining area and den. The comfortable living room is perfect for visiting, reading, or watching movies or cable on the Sony flat-screen TV. Big Stacy Pool is a short walk away, as is the 1.2 mile hike/bike trail in the gorgeous, wooded Blunn Creek Greenbelt. Both I-35 and State Highway 71 are easily accessed, just minutes away. Our guest house is family owned and operated and is a fully licensed short-term vacation rental by the City of Austin.

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Stacy Park within easy walking distance with year round pool....moreless

                  Other Activities

                      • The house is located about half a mile from South Congress, with all its restaurants, shops, bars, and zany sights and characters. About a fifteen minutes walk!...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Great house, great location

                        Great house, great location

                        • Guest paulsjdavies
                        • Date of stay 03/10/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                        I was visiting from London for SXSW with 4 friends and the house was perfect. It's far enough from downtown to be away from the noise but close enough to walk if needed (30 mins). The motorway is nearby too if you're hiring a car or taking a taxi to the airport. There's a bus route (number 10) that goes to downtown from Red River at the end of the street. Journeys cost $1. The house is spacious with plenty of sitting room and a large garden. The 3 double bedrooms are very nice and well furnished. The kitchen has the biggest fridge I've ever seen and full utensils, plus dishwasher and washer/dryer. One thing to beware of is that I'd consider this a 4 bedroom house. There are 3 double rooms, plus a double sofa bed in a room off one of the bedrooms. There's plenty of space to set up another bed if required, but in terms of actual beds there are 4. There are 3 bathrooms, two of which have a shower. The other has a bath. Jay and Ann were very helpful and responsive if needed. The booking was straightforward to complete and my security deposit was returned on time. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend - it would be suitable for families with children too.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                      • very nice

                        very nice

                        • Guest mike
                        • Date of stay 03/10/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                        great location near south congress, lots of room, wifi, nice backyard, owners are great.

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                      • Cool and Funky Pad!

                        Cool and Funky Pad!

                        • Guest JJ (Los Angeles)
                        • Date of stay 03/07/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                        This house is really cool... not only well decorated with retro and amazing stuff... its also cozy, AND conveniently located. With the chaos of SXSW we were unable to get cabs / rides a half dozen times and each time we just started walking. Next thing we knew were on South Congress... Easy.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Great place!

                        Great place!

                        • Guest Lea W.
                        • Date of stay 12/20/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/17/14
                        I stayed here with my husband, my two kids (ages 5 and 2.5), and my mother. There were three nice bedrooms for all of us to stay -- the kids shared a queen bed. The house was very nice and clean -- new kitchen appliances but kitchen and bathrooms are not updated. But they are in great shape and it was fun to stay in a place with a pink bathroom! Great location close to I-35, South Congress, and downtown. Playground and outdoor pool only a block away. We would definitely stay again. Ann and Jay (owners) were very helpful and easy to deal with. Five stars!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Spacious and Clean House in Great Neighborhood

                        Spacious and Clean House in Great Neighborhood

                        • Guest Natalie G. (Alexandria, VA)
                        • Date of stay 08/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                        The Travis Heights SOCO Ranch Retreat was exactly what I was looking for - a comfortable, roomy place to stay with five friends while visiting Austin. The house was clean and well equipped for my needs. The owners were helpful and easy to work with.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Great find!

                        Great find!

                        • Guest Sara (Houston, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 07/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/22/13
                        The house was wonderful! Beautiful, safe neighborhood, great location. The house was very spacious and clean.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Nice spacious house with spacious backyard.

                        Nice spacious house with spacious backyard.

                        • Guest Shannon (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 06/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/13/13
                        We had a great family vacation to this house. It's very spacious and tastefully decorated. We hosted a dinner one night for friends who live in Austin and there was ample room for 15 of us. The house was also safe for our 2 and 3 year olds. And it is 2 blocks from a free public pool and park. It's a rather long walk to SoCo but an easy drive. There is a big HEB grocery store 5 min away too which is great. Very quick drive to downtown too.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Travis Height Gem

                        Travis Height Gem

                        • Guest Ben R (Houston)
                        • Date of stay 04/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/23/13
                        Stayed here with a group of friends for a birthday weekend in Austin. The house and location were perfect, and we were all happy to avoid dropping lots of $$ on a hotel room, only to have a room. The house was more than spacious, well kept, and the landscaping, especially in the backyard, was beautiful. Also, the owners were incredibly friendly and easy to work with.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Quiet, comfortable, well-equipped, friendly owners!

                        Quiet, comfortable, well-equipped, friendly owners!

                        • Guest Mary Montella (San Francisco, CA)
                        • Date of stay 03/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/14/13
                        Two of us rented this adorable house for a week in March. Everything went so well, from the communications with the owners to the ease of check-in, the convenience of the location, the very well-equipped kitchen, cleanliness, laundry facilities . . . all in all a great vacation! I have rented lots of houses and this was one of the best. I hope to return soon!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      • Perfect location in beautiful and quiet neighborhood

                        Perfect location in beautiful and quiet neighborhood

                        • Guest Cindy (Mesa, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 03/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                        My husband and I rented this home unexpectedly (due to the Butterfly Bungalow owner's double booking). What a great deal we ended up with! We were able to walk to the Congress Street restaurants, nearby parks and it was perfect! The owners were quite acommodating on such sort notice. We'll definitely stay here for our next trip to Austin.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                      2 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,600 $3,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                      • Cleaning $100 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 15%

                      Notes:

                      Refundable Security Deposit to reserve dates. Balance Due is due on date shown on Booking Application contract, usually 4-6 weeks before Check-in.


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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2008

                      About the owner: I am Ann. My husband, Jay, and I live in Houston. We initially bought our mid-century modern home in the quiet, historical neighborhood of Travis Heights because we liked its unique qualities and location, close to SOCO, St. Edward's U. and downtown. Hopefully it will be our retirement home some day. Today it is perfectly refurbished and furnished with a pleasing mix of modern and vintage pieces along with our collection of bright modern prints and photographs.

                      Why the Owner Chose Soco:
                      Travis Heights is a trendy, eclectic neighborhood, with an interesting mix of old historic and new modern houses. It has hills and wonderful views, with dining, shopping, hiking, and music, all just a short walk or drive away!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Our historic neighborhood is perfect, with easy access to Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Downtown, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, South Congress (SOCO), the Blunn Creek Greenbelt, UT, the Austin Convention Center, and the Long Center for the Performing Arts.


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                      • Laid Back Luxury in Travis Heights - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful spaces!

                        Laid Back Luxury in Travis Heights - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful spaces!

                      • Native Texas plants in large, park-like back yard! Screened porch and terrace.

                        Native Texas plants in large, park-like back yard! Screened porch and terrace.

                      • Large living room with comfortable designer seating and flat screen TV.

                        Large living room with comfortable designer seating and flat screen TV.

                      • Large well-stocked Kitchen! Window overlooks screened porch and back yard.

                        Large well-stocked Kitchen! Window overlooks screened porch and back yard.

                      • Kitchen counter, Dining table.

                        Kitchen counter, Dining table.

                      • Roomy seating area adjoining kitchen.

                        Roomy seating area adjoining kitchen.

                      • Middle Bathroom. Bath/Shower, water-conserving  toilet. Rock on, Jerry

                        Middle Bathroom. Bath/Shower, water-conserving toilet. Rock on, Jerry

                      • Front bedroom. Comfy bed, built-in bureau drawers, large closet, easy chair.

                        Front bedroom. Comfy bed, built-in bureau drawers, large closet, easy chair.

                      • 'En suite' Bath, Back Bedroom

                        'En suite' Bath, Back Bedroom

                      • The front porch invites you to sit in the morning with a hot cup of coffee!

                        The front porch invites you to sit in the morning with a hot cup of coffee!

                      • Outdoor lounging and dining overlooking sylvan setting.

                        Outdoor lounging and dining overlooking sylvan setting.

                      • Kick back and relax! Watch Cable TV, movies, or listen to stereo.

                        Kick back and relax! Watch Cable TV, movies, or listen to stereo.

                      • David Marsh dining table, six designer chairs

                        David Marsh dining table, six designer chairs

                      • View from Dining table to Kitchen counter, Kitchen, Living Room, Front Door

                        View from Dining table to Kitchen counter, Kitchen, Living Room, Front Door

                      • Middle Bedroom. Full bathroom with vintage Rock 'n Roll posters across hall.

                        Middle Bedroom. Full bathroom with vintage Rock 'n Roll posters across hall.

                      • Screened Porch with ceiling fan, overlooking terrace and back yard.

                        Screened Porch with ceiling fan, overlooking terrace and back yard.

                      • Back Bedroom, light, airy, large closet, built-in bureau drawers.

                        Back Bedroom, light, airy, large closet, built-in bureau drawers.

                      • 'En suite' Bathroom, Shower and water-conserving 'Low Flush' Toilet

                        'En suite' Bathroom, Shower and water-conserving 'Low Flush' Toilet

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

                      $250 per night (USD)
                      16

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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